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U.S. - ESA Joint Ventures: Problems and Prospects

Program/Project Management Resource List #56

Revised Dec. 2011

Provided by the NASA Headquarters Library

With Jules Verne and HG Wells to its credit, Western Europe can claim that it is the birthplace of Humanity's dream of space travel. NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have a solid record of successful collaboration, going back to the development of Spacelab, soon after the ESA formed. Right now, the ESA is working with NASA and other space agencies on the International Space Station. NASA and the ESA also have years of success with unmanned probes and satellites, currently being demonstrated by the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and its moons. This website is an introduction to the ways that Americans and citizens of ESA member countries can work together on projects and avoid the minefield of cultural misunderstanding. Please see the NASA HQ Library's webpage on International Cooperation in Space for items that apply to all international joint ventures in outer space. If you are a NASA HQ employee, please consider subscribing to our news alert on European and Canadian Aerospace News to get the latest word on the subject.

All items are available at the Headquarters Library, except as noted. NASA Headquarters employees and contractors: Call x0168 or email Library@hq.nasa.gov for information on borrowing or in-library use of any of these items. Members of the public: Contact your local library for the availability of these items. NASA Headquarters employees can request additional materials or research on this topic. The Library welcomes your comments or suggestions about this webpage.

Contents: Books E-books Articles and Reports Internet Resources


European Commission. Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: Towards a Space Strategy for the European Union that Benefits its Citizens. Brussels, Belgium: Commission of the European Communities, 2011.
UG1525 .E85 C66 2011 BOOKSTACKS
__________. White Paper: Space: A New European Frontier for an Expanding Union, an Action Plan for Implementing the European Space Policy. Brussels, Belgium: Commission of the European Communities, 2003.
TL789.8 .E85 W45 2003 BOOKSTACKS
European Space Agency. ESA: Annual Report. Paris, France: European Space Agency, 1993-2004.
Forrester, Chris. High Above: The Untold Story of Astra, Europe's Leading Satellite Company. Richmond, UK: Broadgate Publications, 2010.
TK5104.2 .A75 F677 2010 BOOKSTACKS
Germany. Bundesministerium fuer Wirtschaft und Technologie (Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology). Making Germany's Space Sector Fit for the Future: The Space Strategy of the German Federal Government. Berlin, Germany: Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, Public Relations, 2010.
TL789.8 .G3 M355 2010 BOOKSTACKS
Harvey, Brian. Europe's Space Programme: To Ariane and Beyond. London; New York: Springer; Chichester, UK: published in association with Praxis Pub., 2003.
TL789.8 .E9 H38 2003 BOOKSTACKS
Lebeau, Andre. Memoires: Entretien avec Roy Gibson /Recollections: Interview with Roy Gibson. Paris, France: Editions Edite, Histoire des Sciences, 2011.
TL789.85 .G537 M466 2011 BOOKSTACKS
Martin, Annie, Mireille Couston, and Laurence Ravillon. Galileo: Chronique d'une Politique Spatiale Europeenne Annoncee. Paris, France: Lexis-Litec, 2009.
KZD1145 .M378 G355 2009 BOOKSTACKS
Oleynik, Igor, Natasha Alexander, and Karl Cherepanya. European Space Policy and Programs Handbook. Washington, DC: International Business Publications, 2006.
TL788.4 .E97 2006 BOOKSTACKS
Suzuki, Kazuto. Policy Logics and Institutions of European Space Collaboration. Aldershot, Hants, England; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2003.
TL789.8 .E9 S89 2003 BOOKSTACKS
Technopolis Group. Space Exploration and Space Policy and Coordination Unit. Summary Report. Brighton, UK: Technopolis, 2010.
T173.5 .E9 T434 2010 BOOKSTACKS
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The NASA-ESA Comparative Architecture Assessment. Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2008.
TL521.312 .C667 2008 BOOKSTACKS
Urech Ribera, Jose Manuel. NASA Stations Near Madrid: Forty-five Years of History (1963-2008). Madrid, Spain: Instituto Nacional de Tecnica Aeroespacial "Esteban Terradas," 2011.
TL4015 .U775 N373 2011 BOOKSTACKS
Wilson, Andrew (ed.). European Utilisation Plan for the International Space Station. Noordwijk, The Netherlands: ESA Publications Division, 2003.
TL797 .E97 2003 BOOKSTACKS


The e-books listed below are available to NASA civil servants and contractors through the Books 24x7 service of SATERN.
Mercer Consulting. The Global Manager’s Guide To Living And Working Abroad—Western Europe And The Americas. Praeger, 2009.
Mole, John. Mind Your Manners: Managing Business Cultures in the New Global Europe. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2003.
SATERN's Books 24x7 service has a selection of specialized travel guides by Bering for people heading to the major European countries on business.

Articles and Reports

Broniatowski, David Andre, et al. "A framework for evaluating international cooperation in space exploration", Space Policy, vol. XXIV, no. 4 (Nov. 2008), p. 181-189.
Crooks, Heather R.. Transatlantic Relations: The Role of Nationalism in Multinational Space Cooperation. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, June 2009.
(ADA501117: (July 2009) DTIC)
Curtis Jeremy, et al. "Reviewing UK space exploration", Space Policy, vol. XXVI, no. 2 (May 2010), p. 113-116.
Doule, Ondrej, and Walter Peeters. "Workforce Policy in the European Sector", Astropolitics, vol. VII, no. 3 (Sept. 2009), p. 193-205.
Ellis, Kerry. "Cassini-Huygens: International Cooperation for Astronomical Achievement", ASK Magazine, no. 24 (Summer 2006), p. 8-11.
Ferencz, Csaba. "Overview of Hungarian space activity: Plenty of potential, not enough support", Space Policy, vol. XXVI, no. 2 (May 2010), p. 105-108.
Giannopapa, Christina. "Improving Africa’s benefit from space applications: The European–African partnership", Space Policy, vol. XXVII, no. 2, (May 2011), p. 99-106.
Horneck, Gerda, et al. "Towards a European vision for space exploration: Recommendations of the Space Advisory Group of the European Commission", Space Policy, vol. XXVI, no. 2 (May 2010), p. 109-112.
Hunt, Charles D., and Michel O. van Pelt."Comparing NASA and ESA Cost Estimating Methods for Human Missions to Mars; Final Report", in: Twenty-Sixth International Conference of the International Society of Parametric Analysts, Frascati, Italy, 10-12 May 2004.
(20040075697: (June 2008) NTRS)
Krige, John. "Building Space Capacity through European Regional Collaboration", in: Remembering the Space Age: Proceedings of the 50th Anniversary Conference, NASA/SP-2008-4703, NASA Headquarters Office of External Relations, History Division, Washington, DC, 2008.
(20090013353: (April 2009) NTRS)
Note: The HQ library has a copy of these proceedings. Copies are also available as PDF files at the website of the History Division.
Machay, Martin. "Contemporary Czech space policy and its future prospects", Space Policy, vol. XXVII, no. 3 (Aug. 2011), p. 170-173.
"Reinvigorating transatlantic space relations: the joint ESPI-SPI memorandum", Space Policy, vol. XXIV, no. 3 (Aug. 2008), p. 119-123.
von der Dunk, Frans G.. "A European 'Equivalent' to United States Export Controls: European Law on the Control of International Trade in Dual-Use Space Technologies", Astropolitics, vol. VII, no. 2 (May 2009), p. 101-134.

Internet Resources

Alexander, Tina. NASA in Europe. Dec. 1, 2010 [Dec. 16, 2011]
This page includes links to different European nations' space agencies websites.
European Commission. Enterprises and Industry. Policies. Space. 2011 [Dec. 16, 2011]
European Space Agency. ESA Portal. 2011 [Dec. 16, 2011]
Technopolis Group. 2011 [Dec. 16, 2011]
The Technopolis Group is a think tank that specializes in European science, technology and innovation and policies for economic and social development.

Last Updated: Dec. 2011